Denis Droppa Group motoring editor

Denis Droppa has spent 28 years as a motoring journalist on two and four wheels, covering new-model launches, road tests, motorsport, and the motor industry.

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
REVIEW | GWM Tank 300 is a capable adventurer with a thirst for fuel

The Tank 300’s relatively competitive price may help offset the pain at the fuel pumps

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
Ford unveils new Ranger off-road racer to defend SARRC title

Ford has unveiled a comprehensively redeveloped Ranger to compete in South Africa’s off-road racing national championship this year.

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
Revealed: details and photos of new BMW X3 to be built in South Africa

The plug-in hybrid version will be built in South Africa while other versions will be imported.

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
Plug-in hybrid cars are 350% thirstier than claimed: European Commission

It may not come as a big surprise, but your car is thirstier and more polluting than advertised.

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
Sharp new BMW X2 offers more space and peppy performance

Good practicality and sporting design don’t always go hand in hand, but that’s not the case in the second generation BMW X2 which has arrived in ...

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
REVIEW | Capable Isuzu MU-X 3.0 LS hits the value sweet spot

It has all the convenience and luxury features you need without going over the top with fancy gadgets

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
Carmakers admit electric vehicles aren’t the solution for everybody

As more electric vehicles (EVs) are being launched in South Africa, global sales of battery-powered cars have slowed, including in markets where they ...

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
Would you buy this bizarre 48-cylinder motorcycle for R1.4m?

Motorcycles usually have up to four cylinders, sometimes six and very rarely eight. The Tinker Toy has 48 and holds the Guinness World Record for the ...

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
REVIEW | Versatile Suzuki Grand Vitara let down by price and thirst

You instantly get the appeal of the high-spec GLX when you sit in the plush seats

Denis Droppa Group motoring editor
TechArt gives the Porsche 911 Turbo S a boost

German tuner TechArt has unveiled a stunning new GTstreet R Touring limited edition car for performance enthusiasts based on the Porsche 911 Turbo S.